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  • Jan 26, 2021 17:09 PM
    Gallery: Masses in Transit
    China’s Lunar New Year travel rush will officially begin Thursday, with travelers expected to make about 1.7 billion trips during the annual 40-day migration. However, local officials in many places have called on people to stay in the cities where they work and avoid unnecessary travel due to the recent Covid-19 flare-ups across the country
  • Jan 25, 2021 15:09 PM
    Gallery: Saving the Softshell Species
    A female Yangtze giant softshell turtle, one of the world’s largest freshwater species — as well as one of the rarest — has been discovered in Dong Mo Lake in Vietnam’s capital city of Hanoi, bringing a new hope to conservationists who have spent years working on how to save the species from extinction. Before the finding, there were only three Yangtze giant softshell turtles known in the world, including one in eastern China and two in Vietnam
  • Jan 22, 2021 16:57 PM
    Gallery: U.S. Artist’s Childhood Dreams Animate Shanghai
    An exhibition of the work of American conceptual artist Alex Da Corte recently closed in Shanghai. The exhibition, ‘Rubber Pencil Devil,’ was inspired by an eponymous video that Da Corte made in 2018. One of the exhibition’s highlights were the images of American cartoon characters, including the Pink Panther and Sylvester the cat
  • Jan 20, 2021 17:38 PM
    Gallery: Rescuers Rush to Reach 22 Miners Trapped Underground
    Twenty-two workers have been trapped underground for 10 days in a gold mine in eastern China after an explosion cut them off from the surface on Jan. 10.The blast blocked the mine’s exit and damaged communication facilities. Authorities have confirmed that a dozen miners are still alive, while 10 remain missing. The cause of the explosion is under investigation
  • Jan 19, 2021 18:48 PM
    Gallery: A Shot in the Arm, Courtesy of China
    The Brazilian government has launched a vaccination plan to tackle the country’s second wave of Covid-19, following the national health regulator’s emergency approval of a Chinese-developed vaccine from Sinovac Biotech Ltd. As of Tuesday, Brazil has reported more than 8.5 million Covid-19 cases nationwide
  • Jan 18, 2021 16:55 PM
    Gallery: Frozen Fun
    The Shichahai Ice Rink, one of the most famous outdoor skating venues in Beijing, began Saturday restricting how many people it lets in every day following recent Covid-19 flare-ups around the country. Shichahai opened two weeks later than usual this year with a series of coronavirus prevention measures in place, including temperature checks and mask requirements
  • Jan 15, 2021 15:41 PM
    Gallery: Quarantine Center Under Construction in Covid-Hit City
    The northern city of Shijiazhuang is racing against time to build a makeshift quarantine center to tackle its Covid-19 outbreak. Starting Wednesday, more than 3,000 workers have been sent to Zhengding county to work on the facility, which will provide 3,000 rooms
  • Jan 14, 2021 16:17 PM
    Dinosaur Gallery: Following 80 Million-Year-Old Tracks
    Scientists have discovered hundreds of fossilized dinosaur footprints that date back 80 million years in Fujian province, the province announced Tuesday. It was the largest and most diverse dinosaur discovery in China, as well as the first in the eastern province
  • Jan 13, 2021 19:37 PM
    Gallery: China’s Most Controversial Buildings
    Beijing-based architecture website archcy.cn has released their annual list of controversial Chinese buildings. The 11th edition of the list was compiled by an expert panel after architects and the public at large were invited to nominate and vote on the country’s wackiest buildings
  • Jan 12, 2021 17:02 PM
    Gallery: Testing 11 Million People for Covid-19
    The city of Shijiazhuang is again testing all 11 million of its residents for Covid-19. Since Jan. 2, hundreds of new infections have been reported in the capital of North China’s Hebei province, forcing authorities to resort to mass testing and a citywide lockdown
  • Jan 07, 2021 14:34 PM
    Gallery: China’s Frozen Sea
    A recent cold spell that swept across much of China has caused part of the Bohai Sea to freeze near the northeastern costal city of Dalian. Blocks of ice floated on the sea’s surface, forming an ice field that drew visitors to a nearby beach
  • Jan 05, 2021 17:59 PM
    Gallery: Stamp Stampede
    China Post issued a set of specially designed stamps Tuesday featuring the 12 Chinese zodiac animals to celebrate the start of 2021, during which the Year of the Ox will begin, according to the Chinese lunar calendar. Stamp lovers descended on post offices across the country to buy Ox stamps drawn by famous Chinese painter Yao Zhonghua
  • Jan 04, 2021 16:24 PM
    Gallery: China’s Mass Vaccination Campaign
    China began a mass Covid-19 vaccination campaign after a shot developed by an affiliate of state-backed pharmaceutical giant Sinopharm was approved for use Thursday. Some 4.5 million residents at high risk of infection have received the vaccine, part of the country’s plan to reportedly inoculate as many as 50 million people before the Lunar New Year holiday in February
  • Dec 31, 2020 16:01 PM
    Gallery: Frozen Flakes Fall on East China
    Snow blanketed much of eastern China on Tuesday after a cold front swept across the country. A day earlier, the national weather authority issued an orange alert for cold weather, the second most severe warning on the country’s four-tier system. The cold spell brought snowfall, strong winds and low temperatures to many parts of China
  • Dec 30, 2020 16:13 PM
    Gallery: Even Penguins Need to Be Kept Warm in Winter
    As temperatures continue to drop around China, zookeepers have to find ways to keep their animals warm. Many zoos have installed electric heaters or employed other methods to keep the temperature up in animal enclosures, each tailored to the unique habitat of each creature
  • Dec 29, 2020 16:39 PM
    Gallery: Book Retailer Opens a New Chapter in Shanghai
    Japan’s biggest book retailer, Tsutaya Books, opened a new branch in a historical building in Shanghai last week, its second on the Chinese mainland. The bookstore features some 50,000 books and an exhibition hall featuring Japanese and Western cultural themes. Its design is reportedly on a par with a Tsutaya store in Tokyo which has been identified as one of the world’s most beautiful bookstores
  • Dec 25, 2020 19:58 PM
    Gallery: Chinese Get Into the Christmas Spirit
    While Christmas has lost much of its religious significance in China, in mega cities such as Beijing and Shanghai, many people still get into the festive spirit by making it an occasion to reunite with families and friends, while immersing themselves in the celebratory atmosphere. As more and more people choose to go shopping during the holiday season, businesses have seized on the opportunity to launch new products to draw in customers ahead of Dec. 25
  • Dec 23, 2020 15:17 PM
    Gallery: Northeastern City to Test 5.9 Million for Covid-19
    The northeastern port city of Dalian has begun testing all 5.9 million of its residents for Covid-19 after a rash of new infections emerged in recent weeks. On Dec. 15, four cases without symptoms were found during a regular virus test in the city, which hadn’t seen a new case since August. Over the past week or so, the city has recorded six confirmed cases and 20 locally transmitted asymptomatic cases
  • Dec 22, 2020 17:04 PM
    Gallery: On Trial for Murder After 20 Years on the Run
    Lao Rongzhi, a 46-year-old woman who stands accused of murdering seven people, went on trial Monday in Nanchang Intermediate People’s Court in East China’s Jiangxi province. Lao is suspected of conspiring with her ex-boyfriend to kill the seven people in the 1990s, including a 3-year-old child. Her ex-boyfriend was executed for the crimes in 1999. Lao had spent 20 years on the run before police caught her last year
  • Dec 21, 2020 18:03 PM
    Gallery: Heroic Figures
    An exhibition featuring superhero figures, toys and other novelties drew big crowds after it opened Saturday in the southern city of Guangzhou. One of the highlights of the six-day exhibition is a life-size bust of Wonder Woman, the iconic superhero created by DC Comics
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